Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Going to Shanghai 到上海去

Event Information

Date: 27 April 2024
Time: 12:00 13:30
Venue: 2F, Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: Mandarin


日期: 2024年 4月 27日
时间: 12:00 13:30
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆 2楼
主讲人: 中文

Sun Dasi, an independent musician, and SHEN QI XIAN XING, an art collective, presented their latest music performance Going to Shanghai on Saturday 27 April evening . Integrating original folk songs, field recordings, covers of Shanghai-POP, and conversations with AI, their performance seamlessly moves between concerts, theater, and sketches, aiming to not only renew the conceptions of performing and singing, but also reinterpret the local history, civic culture, and the conditions of individuals in motion.

At the invitation of Khek Dhang Ke, a community-based research project at the Rockbund Art Museum, SHEN QI XIAN XING shuttled through the Bund area between 2020 and 2023 when the public health crisis broke out. They smelled the odour of disinfectant and the rich scents of the Bund's history since its opening to foreign trade. They witnessed the closure and reopening of the city, as well as the relocation of the last residents of the Bund area. Drawing inspiration from their experiences, SHEN QI XIAN XING attempts to parse memorable stories and immutable principles, the reason for which Shanghai is Shanghai, and the possible future of Shanghai.

Through this, SHEN QI XIAN XING reaped their harvest with the music album WHERE ARE YOU MOVING TO?, the text "The Unofficial History of Wild Men", and moving images. Taking the opportunity of re-examining Shanghai-POP history at the Rockbund Art Museum, SHEN QI XIAN XING will integrate the album's music, text and moving images into a multi-dimensional performance interweaving the past, present and future, with truth and fiction.


受上海外滩美术馆社区研究项目“客堂间”(Khek Dhang Ke)的邀约,在2020-2023年期间,也就是公共卫生危机爆发的那几年,“神炁现形”艺术小组穿梭于外滩周边的区域,嗅出消毒水的味道,也嗅出自开埠以来上海滩历史的味道;见证了区域的闭合,也见证了外滩区域内最后的老城厢居民的迁徙。“神炁现形”试图从中解析出值得纪念的故事和亘古不变的道理、解析出上海之所以是上海的缘由、解析出上海未来可能的轮廓。


On-site pictures 现场图